Enter your mobile number below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
Getting the download link through email is temporarily not available. Please check back later.

  • Apple
  • Android
  • Windows Phone
  • Android

To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.

Qty:1
  • List Price: $24.00
  • Save: $2.88 (12%)
FREE Shipping on orders with at least $25 of books.
In Stock.
Ships from and sold by Amazon.com. Gift-wrap available.
Hilda and the Midnight Gi... has been added to your Cart
+ $3.99 shipping
Used: Good | Details
Condition: Used: Good
Comment: Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. 100% Money Back Guarantee. Shipped to over one million happy customers.
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See all 2 images

Hilda and the Midnight Giant (Nobrow Edition) (Hildafolk) Hardcover – April 17, 2012

4.5 out of 5 stars 17 customer reviews

See all 3 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Price
New from Used from
Hardcover
"Please retry"
$21.12
$12.17 $5.99

There is a newer edition of this item:


The School for Good and Evil: The Ever Never Handbook
The School for Good and Evil: The Ever Never Handbook
Wish you could go to the School for Good and Evil? Now you can! Join the ranks of heroes and villains who have walked these hallowed halls and mastered what it takes to be placed in their own fairy tales. Hardcover | Kindle book
$21.12 FREE Shipping on orders with at least $25 of books. In Stock. Ships from and sold by Amazon.com. Gift-wrap available.
click to open popover

Frequently Bought Together

  • Hilda and the Midnight Giant (Nobrow Edition) (Hildafolk)
  • +
  • Hilda and the Bird Parade (Hildafolk)
  • +
  • Hilda and the Troll (Hildafolk)
Total price: $56.00
Buy the selected items together


Editorial Reviews

From Booklist

*Starred Review* Pearson has received well-deserved acclaim for his Hilda series, and each volume is a stellar example of sequential storytelling. In this installment, Hilda joins the Sparrow Scouts and sets out to win her camping badge. Following a lively, humorous montage, she’s finally ready to head off, but once on-site, she is distracted by a homeless nisse, or house spirit. Every time selfless, brave Hilda tries to help the poor sprite, she gets in trouble. And that’s not the only problem—a giant black hound has been stalking the Scandinavian city, and soon there are homeless nisses everywhere. Could the two mysterious occurrences be linked? Hilda seems to be the only one with the patience and sense of wonder to solve the mystery. In gorgeous, oversize pages filled with warm jewel tones, Pearson’s varied panel layouts and detailed, purplish backgrounds artfully carry emotional weight and subtle humor in equal measure. The house spirits are all nose and hair, while the black hound looms as a menacingly large shadow in the forest. Hilda is, as always, a charming hero, from the top of her blue-haired head to the bottom of her slouchy red boots. Every volume of this fairy-tale-adventure series is a must-have. Grades 2-5. --Sarah Hunter --This text refers to an alternate Hardcover edition.

Review

Hilda is coming to Netflix in 2018!

"Plain smart and moving. John Stanley's Little Lulu meets Miyazaki."
—Guillermo Del Toro

Pearson’s utter lack of pretension keeps Hilda feeling fresh, while his reading of folktales and Tove Jansson’s Moomin series embeds Hilda in the long history of children’s stories. […] Hilda’s dilemmas, while fantastic, also feel real […] Pearson has found a lovely new way to dramatize childhood demons, while also making you long for your own cruise down the fjords.
—The New Yorker

"[Hilda's world] is. . . a glorious, exciting if also rather menacing place—one children will be eager to enter. It's also visually arresting: exuberant and lively and faintly Miyazakian."
New York Times

"Hilda is the little girl. And this is her folk tale. And pretty much everything you need to know about how good this is is there on that absolutely gorgeously delightful cover. By the end of it, you’ll have exactly the same smile as Hilda has."
Forbidden Planet

“For adults ... Pearson’s measured storytelling ... and detailed, imaginative artwork make Hilda and the Bird Parade an absolute treat to dive into. It’s hard to imagine a better all-ages comic will be published this year.”
Slate

"very enjoyable, it's imaginative and fun for kids and adults too!"
— Renata Liewska, author of bestselling The Quiet Book

"If you know a young comics reader, or a a child that you’d like to turn into a comics reader – especially if they love fairy-tale-like stories – this would be a great place to start them. Hilda isn’t a superhero, but she sure saves the day."
—Erica Friedman for Okazu

"Pearson’s whimsical artwork—a cross between Lucky Luke and Miyazaki—creates a magical spell of a mysterious world of hidden creatures, and the production of the book make it a treasure in itself. The story—comparable to the Adventures of Polo series by Regis Faller and Copper by Kazu Kibuishi—never flags in imagination or wonder"
—Publishers Weekly

"If you haven't heard of Luke Pearson, buddy, you have been hiding under a particularly uninteresting rock this past year."
The Comics Bureau

"Pearson's latest comic, the spell-binding contemporary fairytale Hildafolk, feels just as at home in publisher Nobrow Press' visually intelligent catalogue as it does between good old fashioned yarns like Bone and The Adventures of Tintin in my bookcase."
—Martin Steenton, Avoid the Future

"If what you’re looking for is great storytelling, humour, adventure and imagination then what are you waiting for? Come on in, the water’s fine."
—The Illustrated Forest

"Midnight Giant is sad, but packs probably the most weighty punch of the series as far as real-life lessons for kids. […] It’s less a moral about transitioning from childhood to adulthood than it is about a transition from the naiveté of early childhood (Santa Claus, anyone?) into the more realistic stages of later childhood. It’s also about what matters most — possessions or people?"—Comics Alliance
NO_CONTENT_IN_FEATURE

New York Times best sellers
Browse the New York Times best sellers in popular categories like Fiction, Nonfiction, Picture Books and more. See more

Product Details

  • Age Range: 10 and up
  • Grade Level: 4 and up
  • Lexile Measure: 260 (What's this?)
  • Series: Hildafolk
  • Hardcover: 40 pages
  • Publisher: Nobrow Press (April 17, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1907704256
  • ISBN-13: 978-1907704253
  • Product Dimensions: 0.5 x 8.8 x 12 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 15.5 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #697,637 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Customer Reviews

Top Customer Reviews

By Yakov Hadash VINE VOICE on January 5, 2013
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
Luke Pearson's "Hilda" is one of the best comics I have read in the last several years. As an adult reading this work, I am enthralled by Pearson's art style, the printing quality, the color design, the gorgeous binding and spine, all "printed in Belgium on FSC assured paper." Pearson's drawing and creativity are fantastic. Hilda is a fairly realistic human girl who lives in a slightly magical version of our world. The tiny people and giants who she tries to help are introduced with much build-up and exposition, but many other elements such as the "Woffs" (large-eyed bear heads with tails who fly), her "dog" (a white raccoon-looking thing with antlers), and a very unusual looking librarian (who appears to be some manner of tree) come and go without making much of a fuss. This book would be a wonderful gift for any young woman or an art book or comics aficionado of any age.

If you are looking for more excellent all-ages comics, but in a very different vein, might I recommend The Secret Science Alliance and the Copycat Crook by Eleanor Davis.
Comment 3 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Hardcover
Hilda and her mother live in a cottage in the middle of an empty valley - or at least they think it's empty. They begin receiving tiny letters from elves who say that the valley is theirs, so Hilda takes it upon herself to seek them out and find a solution to their co-existence. Oh, and there's a giant that only comes out at night and only Hilda can see.

Luke Pearson goes all Miyazaki in this kids story with lots of fantastical creatures and quests with a little girl as hero. It's a charming and pleasant read, aimed at people much younger than myself (I'd say around 7/8 years old), and much less morose than his last book "Everything We Miss" which was definitely not a kids book. That said, the book plays along similar lines about the details in our lives that we don't see for whatever reason, and there is an interesting idea in this book about world perspective with the tiny elves, the large Hilda, and the even larger Giant who makes Hilda look tiny as the examples.

Well written and drawn in a style that reminded me of Chris Ware/Ivan Brunetti, though not nearly as complex as either, "Hilda and the Midnight Giant" is a great kids comic from a talented young artist whose work shows all the signs of bigger and better projects in the future.
Comment 4 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
My daughter and I liked the first Hilda book (although the troll was a little scary). We love the second one even better. The art is consistent and imaginative. The story is cute and maybe a bit nerdy. It's hard to believe the author isn't a little girl himself!
Comment 3 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Hardcover
Here's another fine addition to the growing body of graphic novels with boy appeal that feature a strong girl. Yay!

Hilda and her mother live in an isolated house, high up the in the hills...but it's not as isolated as they seem. Tiny notes have begun appearing, telling them to vacate the premises immediately...and it turns out that their house was built smack dab in the middle of an town of invisible elves!

After filling out the requisite paperwork with the help of a sympathetic elf, Hilda's eyes are opened to the dense settlement around her...but will she be able to convince the elves in power to let her and her mother stay in their home without further trouble?

Complicating things is the mysterious giant who begins to appear outside, keeping a rendezvous agreed on four thousand years ago. Hilda's pluck and determination, and an unintended consequence of the gigantic visitation, bring things to a satisfactory conclusion.

Hilda's is a fantastical world--though the elves might be invisible, other strange beings are not. There's no violent action or stirring adventure--just a journey into the magical shared with the reader, involving a bit of a struggle with elvish bureaucracy, as well as the more tense encounters of with the giant, and the mystery of his purpose. The muted tones of the illustrations (most of the action happens at night) give a dream-like quality to Hilda's encounters with the magic around her.

There's nothing here not suitable for the younger reader, although thematically the upper elementary kid, even on into middle school, might appreciate it more. It captured the interest of my own older reader (who would have given it five stars), and my own (even though I think that Hilda is not drawn as engagingly, as, say, Zita the Space Girl; but then,who is?).
Comment 3 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
This is a wonderful story. First came across from the library. A little dark. A little different. Sweet underlying love story. Great pictures. Not a story for someone looking for Disney princess and glitz. However, I have two girls (4 and 7) and they both loved it as well.
Comment One person found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
As with Hildafolk and Hilda & the Bird Parade, this book is a funny and sweet tale of young Hilda's adventures. Hilda is a brave, curious, and compassionate girl who would makes a great role model for children. She's plucky and sometimes overdramatic, but she's also observant and determined.

This book is a bit more bittersweet and dark compared to Hildafolk and Hilda & the Bird Parade, which makes sense given that it is currently the second in a trilogy. It's essentially the Empire Strikes Back of the series -- thoughtful and moving but less optimistic than the other two.

I would highly recommend this book to readers of the other two in the series. It's a beautiful story but I think Hildafolk or Hilda & The Bird Parade are a better introduction to the characters. If this is the second or third Hilda book you've read, I think it's easier to appreciate the darker, more pensive themes in this one.
Comment One person found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse

Most Recent Customer Reviews

Set up an Amazon Giveaway

Hilda and the Midnight Giant (Nobrow Edition) (Hildafolk)
Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers. Learn more about Amazon Giveaway
This item: Hilda and the Midnight Giant (Nobrow Edition) (Hildafolk)

Pages with Related Products. See and discover other items: comics, comic books, rage comics, magic the gathering novels